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Cerro Uritorco is a mountain (cerro) and highest peak of the Sierras Chicas chain in the northwest of the province of Córdoba, Argentina. It is located next to the Calabalumba River, three km (1.9 miles) from the center of the city of Capilla del Monte, and its summit is at 1,949 m (6,394 ft) above mean sea level. The name Uritu urqu means "Male Hill" in Santiago del Estero Quichua, which is, however, not the aboriginal Comechingón language.

Uritorco
Cerro Uritorco 1.jpg
Mount Uritorco, as seen from Capilla del Monte
Highest point
Elevation1,949 m (6,394 ft)
Coordinates30°50′39″S 64°28′34″W / 30.84417°S 64.47611°W / -30.84417; -64.47611Coordinates: 30°50′39″S 64°28′34″W / 30.84417°S 64.47611°W / -30.84417; -64.47611
Geography
Parent rangeSierras Chicas
Climbing
Easiest routeHike
Cerro Uritorco seen from El Zapato

Uritorco is under private administration, and can be accessed by the public for a small fee. It is considered a medium-difficulty ascent, taking around three hours to reach the top provided the appropriate hiking path is followed.

In 2012, the mountain was closed on December 21, as a mass suicide had been proposed on Facebook to take place there due to the 2012 phenomenon.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cerrarían el Uritorco el próximo viernes por temor a suicidio masivo". Telefe Noticias (in Spanish). 17 December 2012. Archived from the original on 26 May 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2012.

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